Indiana, Purdue go heavy on in-state recruits in next class
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller and Purdue coach Matt Painter relied exclusively on in-state talent for their new recruiting classes.
Just hours before the Hoosiers hosted Marquette, Miller announced 6-foot-4 guard Armaan Franklin signed. Franklin averaged 23.0 points and 7.8 rebounds last year for Indianapolis Cathedral and becomes the fourth all-state selection to join Indiana in the past 12 months.
Purdue Preview Capsule
Last season: 30-7, lost to Texas Tech in regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Matt Painter
Conference: Big Ten
Who's gone: Forward Vince Edwards, center Isaac Haas, guard Dakota Mathias, guard P.J. Thompson.
Detroit — For about 10 minutes in its first-round NCAA Tournament game, Cal State Fullerton looked like it might hang around against No. 2 seed Purdue.
But they were a fleeting 10 minutes.
Baskets were tough to come by early for the Boilermakers, but they opened the second half blazing with an 11-2 run in the first four minutes of the second half. Purdue advanced to the second round with a 74-48 win over No. 15 Cal State Fullerton Friday at Little Caesars Arena. P.J. Thompson scored 11
NEW YORK (AP) — Purdue threw a little of everything at Penn State star Tony Carr, the Big Ten's leading scorer. Bigger guys. Smaller ones. Switches and some double teams.
Carr managed only 12 points in a woeful shooting game, and No. 8 Purdue separated from Penn State in the second half of a 78-70 victory Saturday that put the Boilermakers in the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the second time in three seasons.
No. 3 Purdue, behind Carsen Edwards, rips Iowa 87-64
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It had been seven years since Purdue won in Iowa City.
It took less than seven minutes to ensure that losing skid would end, as the third-ranked Boilermakers unleashed a record-setting performance from 3-point range against the woeful Hawkeyes.
Carsen Edwards scored 22 points and Vincent Edwards had 19 Saturday, leading Purdue to its 15th straight victory with an 87-64 rout of Iowa.
No. 16 Purdue cruises past Tennessee State 97-48
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — No. 16 Purdue had Tennessee State right where it wanted the moment the Tigers set foot inside Mackey Arena.
The Boilermakers haven't left the state of Indiana since Dec. 1, meanwhile Tennessee State was playing its fourth road game in 10 days.
Carsen Edwards scored 26 points, P.J. Thompson finished with 17 and Purdue cruised to its eighth straight win with a 97-48 victory.
No. 21 Purdue beats IUPUI for Painter’s 300th victory
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards helped Matt Painter reach a coaching milestone.
The sophomore guard scored a career-high 27 points and No. 21 Purdue beat IUPUI 86-61 on Sunday night for Painter's 300th victory.
"When you can't make a jumper, just go to the basket," Edwards said. "That's what I was trying to do because I couldn't get a jumper to fall so I thought if I'd attack the basket, I'd get fouled and make some lay-ups, so I just tried to keep attacking."
Western Kentucky upsets No. 18 Purdue 77-73 in Bahamas
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Western Kentucky's short-handed roster earned a rare win against a ranked team. And now No. 18 Purdue is trying to figure out what's happened to its high-scoring offense.
Darius Thompson scored 12 points and hit two clinching free throws with 5.1 seconds left to help the Hilltoppers upset the Boilermakers 77-73 in Thursday's consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Tennessee tops No. 18 Purdue 78-75 (OT) in Battle 4 Atlantis
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Tennessee kept attacking the glass and playing aggressive defense on No. 18 Purdue's shooters.
Once Grant Williams got going, the Volunteers had enough scoring punch, too.
Williams scored all 22 of his points after halftime and hit the go-ahead shot with 14.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Tennessee past No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in Wednesday's opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
Swanigan powers Purdue into Sweet 16
MILWAUKEE (AP) — When Purdue needed him the most, when the Boilermakers were on the brink of a heartbreaking loss, Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan lived up to his nickname — over and over again.
Swanigan had 20 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and Purdue reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years with a wild 80-76 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Iowa State starts four senior guards, and each of them averages in double figures. Purdue might have the most imposing frontcourt in the country.
Big 12 versus Big Ten. A clash of styles in the NCAA Tournament.
Monte Morris and the speedy Cyclones take on Caleb Swanigan and the bruising Boilermakers in the second round Saturday night at the home of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. At stake is the Midwest region's first ticket to Kansas City for the Sweet 16.
No. 21 Purdue dominates Illinois 91-68
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Center Isaac Haas had 24 points and six rebounds, and power forward Caleb Swanigan added 22 points and 10 rebounds in No. 21 Purdue's dominating 91-68 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night.
Haas scored 13 points in the second half when the Boilermakers (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) led by as many as 27. Swanigan had a four-point first half but was almost unstoppable during the second half, accounting for 18 points and five rebounds.
No. 15 Purdue uses 3-pointers to beat Morehead State 90-56
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Freshman guard Carsen Edwards scored 16 points, and No. 15 Purdue made 11 3-pointers in the first half Saturday on the way to a 90-56 victory over Morehead State.
The Boilermakers (6-2), coming off a Wednesday loss at No. 14 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, used a 15-0 first-half run to stretch a 10-9 lead to 25-9, and Purdue continued to pull away.
Dakota Mathias added 14 points, and Caleb Swanigan and P.J. Thompson had 13 each for Purdue.
No. 17 Purdue hits 17 3-pointers to rout Auburn in Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — With 7-foot-2 Isaac Haas clogging the middle, No. 17 Purdue figures to get plenty of chances to show it can shoot from the outside.
The Boilermakers responded Wednesday night with a dizzying display of 3-point shooting.
Carsen Edwards broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points and Purdue shot 17 of 26 from 3-point range to beat Auburn 96-71 and capture the Cancun Challenge title.
Boilermakers close with 20-0 run to beat Georgia State
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — During Matt Painter's 12 seasons coaching Purdue, the Boilermakers have suffered shocking home losses to Wofford, Bucknell and Gardner-Webb.
With 7:08 remaining in Friday night's game against Georgia State, Purdue trailed 56-44 and was in danger of falling to 1-2 after making only two of its first 18 attempts from 3-point range.